CBTU Community Benefits Agreements Panel at P32020 Conference

Feb 17, 2021

Canada’s Building Trades Unions hosted a panel discussion on Community Benefits Agreements at the P3 Conference in 2020.   It’s no longer advisable for governments — or industry — to look…


Federal Cabinet Mandate Letters

Jan 22, 2021

On January 15th, the Prime Minister released new ministerial mandate letters that reflect the updated state of affairs as Canada moves through the COVID-19 pandemic. These mandate letters supplement the ones…


CBTU Hosts Virtual Indigenous Training for Canadian Apprenticeship Forum

Jan 21, 2021

This week, Canada’s Building Trades Unions (CBTU) delivered Virtual Indigenous Training to the Board of Directors of the Canadian Apprenticeship Forum. Developed under the workforce development program, Build Together, this training…


Community Benefit Agreements

Community Benefits Agreements, or CBAs, can secure work, skills training and fair wages to qualified local residents and groups who are traditionally underrepresented in the skilled trades sector, such as apprentices,…

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Jobs for Tomorrow: Starting Today

CBTU report projects 3.3 million construction jobs building a lower-carbon Canada between now and 2050.    CBTU commission the landmark study Jobs for Tomorrow: Canada’s Building Trades and Net Zero Emissions…

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Energy Development

CBTU believes in energy independence for North America and supports oil sands and other hydrocarbon developments in Canada.

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CBTU is campaigning to have the federal government introduce a Construction Mobility Tax Credit—a personal tax exemption on expenses construction workers typically incur when they temporarily relocate for work.

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CBTU’s campaign in support of pipeline projects is designed to educate the public in communities located along key routes about the benefits of these projects.

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